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Thursday 20 September 2018

St V de P in Dunleer has the best team

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Vincent's shops in Dunleer and Dundalk are among the award winners in the 2018 SVP national shops awards..

In the North East & Midland region Vincent's Dunleer won Team of the Year and Paddy Donnelly, a volunteer at Vincent's Dundalk, won Volunteer of the Year.

There are over 220 Vincent's shops throughout Ireland.

Mary Daly, Shop Manager, attended the awards and was icongratulated on the Team of the Year award by Peter Johnson, SVP Retail Regional Manager, North East & Midlands Region and Dermot McGilloway SVP National Retail Development Manager.

Vincent's charity shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.

The charity shops are managed by a small number of professionals, assisted by a large number of volunteers and by community employment trainees.

The profits generated from the charity shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local Conferences around Ireland to support those in need.

Local SVP Conferences can also provide people with Vincent's Gift Tokens for clothing and furniture, which they can use in any of the shops.

The second-hand clothes and other items donated to Vincent's charity shops make a difference to people in need in their communities.

To find your nearest SVP shop go to www.svp.ie/shops Call 01 8386990, or email retailvolunteer@svp.ie

Drogheda Independent

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